Diva Crows Wildlife Rehabilitation focuses on caring for orphaned and injured birds in Northern Virginia.
Our mission is to release as many birds as possible back into the wild.
Long-time readers know that crows have strong societal bonds, whether it be between pairs who stay with the same partner for life, or siblings who return to their parents' territory to help raise their new brothers and sisters. Families have territories but will...
As loyal readers know, Diva Crows has little use for cats. They are fine if kept indoors, but outdoor cats are a menace. There are over 100 million in the United States and they kill approximately 2.4 billion birds here every year, making cat predation by far...
Birdnapping happens when a well-meaning person takes a healthy uninjured fledgling from its home and brings it to a wildlife rehab center. This subjects the bird to stress; no one wants to be grabbed and put in a box. Young birds leave the nest before they can fly and spend several days on the ground learning how to fly.
Before you do anything, look around. Does the bird appear injured? Is the bird’s head down or are its eyes closed? Can you see its skin or does it have feathers? If you can answer “no” to these questions, it is likely that this is a young bird just learning how to fly! Please leave the bird alone unless it in an unsafe location. If that is the case, gently move it to a safe spot nearby so its parents can find it again.
Help us prevent birdnapping this year!